Juliette and Nick - yet again, awesome. I love that the show continues to build their relationship while many of others shows would have just used amnesia as a way to get the actress of the show. Its fascinating and touching and its VERY easy to root for those two crazy kids to get back together.
Hank? Awesome, yet again. The actor plays the whole situation REAL WELL. You can see his conflicting feelings over the whole cop thing, you see just enough of confusion over the whole impossibility of current situation and you see just enough wonder of him being utterly fascinated by all this weirdness. And at the same time you can still strongly see the trust Nick and he share as partners. I got to say that Hank was not that interesting previous season, but in this season he really REALLY shines.
Rosalee and Monroe geeking out about clocks and zither players? YES YES YES.
If we ignore the horrible wooden acting from Alice Evans(gods why is she still getting acting jobs, especially after the trainwreck that was her role in TVD), this episode was BRILLIANT.
I am sad that Angelina died. She show managed to make an otherwise quite unlikeable character last season into a very likeable and interesting addition AND managed to make me care for her death. And that howl of Monroe's...oh gods, this is so depressing and awesome at the same time.
And that's actually nothing new - Hayley's character idea has been known since casting sides hit the net. Still absolutely NOTHING interesting about her, considering she is obviously here for the sake of getting in the way of forwood and will no doubt be just as personalityless and boring as last couple of dozen of guest stars.
let me guess: he'll have a british accents because apparently, every fucking body in history has a british accent
Hey its the the show where vikings lived in california around thousands of years in the past, having invented hair gel and shakespearean terms like "having fun". Anything is possible in this show - i would not put it past this show and its immersion-breaking anarchronistic narrative, from making entirety of europe british no reason at all.
Soon you will find out that even the native werewolves of california from viking times were also somehow british.
They did such great flashbacks in Season One....but since S2 flashbacks just became completely ridiculous, pointless and boring way to air filler episodes with nothing interesting nor good in them.
Oh that would be a change. characters have yet to die in this show before they overstay their welcome, become boring or are revived for a dozen of times.
yawn, who wants to be that the "new light on rebekah" is YET ANOTHER love story. Since with the amounts of misogyny and sexism in this show, females are not allowed to have any kinds of other plots.
And Matt is not that. TVD has nothing like that, which leads to TVD characters not having any consequences for their fuck-ups, nor reacting to the events at hand. Which leads to dull and boring show with completely incomprehensible and unrelatable characters who are incapable of EXPERIENCING the events they participate in, nor reacting to them.
Now, according to Zach in this interview, Matt's the moral compass because he does what he thinks is right. As in, what his heart tells him to do. Which is to protect Elena. You figure something witty to say, I'm stunned
by this idea, EVERYONE is moral compass, even the rapist serial killer Damon, because he ALSO does what he thinks is right.
That's the thing with morality for most of the time character morality is depending on point of view - most of those doing wrong have a perfectly valid reason to justify it as right. Which is why storylines usually have someone who is impartial to situation, not clouded by the emotions and has correct values and experience in life to judge. Character does not need to be flawless, is allowed to make mistakes, but the common factor is that the Moral Compass does not act upon what he is thinking is right - he is acting upon what COMMON MAJORITY Of audience and society thinks is right.
And Matt is not that. TVD has nothing like that, which leads to TVD characters not having any consequences for their fuck-ups, nor reacting to the events at hand. Which leads to dull and boring show.
I also keep wondering who Henry's dad is, and if he has any connection to the tale.
Its pretty much a common guess now that Rumple's son is Henry's father as Emma described him as "dangerous" older man and "bad business".
I was also kind of flummoxed by the addition of the "dementors" doing their soul-sucking thing right out of Harry Potter...a
Potter invented only a few things. A lot of creatures in it is based upon european folk lore and scare stories. Dementors are just Potterverse's version of wraiths from the european folklore (spectral like floating ghosts in rags who steal souls and signify death and disease, etc)
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